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    March 22, 2013
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they have hosted the tournament three times until the last seven years. tip off for the cal syracuse game scheduled for 6:40 saturday night. the 12 seed cal golden bears definitely the under dogs. last night they pounded montana. and unfortunately st. maori's out after they lost. still has a voice even though he was screaming during the game. >> i scared some people. >> you scared some people in your own home. >> i now. southbound 101 we have boulders that came down and hit an suv. we have our reporter on the scene. we'll let you know what is going on there. and quickly on to the sunol grade. that traffic here looks good on the south bay. let's go back to dave and pam. coming up next many our 6:00 hour breaking news from the south bay. the man hunt under way now for the driver. also it's decision day for the faa. which airport tower is it going to close?
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pretty neat looking day today. you can't see it until the sun comes up but mostly sunny. it will be warmer.
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breaking news out of san
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jose. the chp is looking for the driver of a deadly hit and run. also a deadly over night shooting happened at a u.s. marine base. what we now know about the gunman. a 15-year-old girl and her mother punched, strangled, and attacked on a muni bus. what we know about the attack and what police are searching for. we are live in millbrae where a woman is in a desperate search to find her dog snatched from a bart train. we'll speak with her live. to find out why this dog is no ordinary dog. good morning. thank you for joining us on this friday morning, march 22nd i'm pam cook. >> and good morning, i'm dave clark. we are lucky to have bill martin. you are giving a heads up for people with allergies. >> yeah. >> me. >> you've got allergies?
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>> oh yeah. >> tree pollen. all the pretty trees blooming out there are impacting you. that is what you will notice today. wednesday along the coast are kind of high. the swell is coming up a little bit. you can see we're looking for a day that will be really, really nice. high pressure sending everything to the north. sal castaneda how are the roadways? we are following breaking news out of san jose where chp is looking for the driver of a deadly hit and run. it happened shortly after 3:00 at interstate 280. the chp says the driver spotted the body and called 911. it's not known how the woman ended up on the freeway. the chp has been investigating people all morning. anyone with information on this accident is asked to call the chp. janine de la vega will have more in a live report coming up at 6:30. we haves a another problem
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on the other end of the bay. we have been talking about a boulder that rolled on to an suv. >> reporter: we are just south of the waldo tunnel and just north of the golden gate bridge. let's take a look hoe. you can see there is a broken fence line here. it's believe the at least a large boulder or rocks. and it also effected three other cars as well. literally about a minute and a ago -- very unstable along the 101 but traffic still moving here smoothly. at least on the five and six lanes. here with more on the traffic conditions and what happened this morning mary. what do you know this morning? >> reporter: we are about an hour into this issue with the rocks that came down from this cliff up here. we've had rock slides all along here over the years.
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this one is pretty significant in which it shut down two lanes. they're trying to get the third lane open. we are waiting for cal ran. our guys try to move the rocks with the tow trucks but we were not able to succeed in that. cal tran needs to come in aeroand sweep these lanes. >> reporter: when we talk about rocks how big? >> we are talking three or four feet. i lived in the rockies so it's not a boulder but -- to us. but it's a significant size rock. you can see the debris and we did hear a little bit of sliding a few minutes ago. they will also be looking at what we need to make sure the hillside is okay. >> reporter: any injuries that you know of? >> not that i'm aware of. >> reporter: again the two fast lanes are blocked. still debris on the roadways. they are trying to figure out how to shore up the hillside
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here. we'll bring you more as the morning continues. brian flores ktvu channel 2 news. time now 6:04. developing news from northern virginia. three people are dead. there was a shooting on the quantico marine base. authorities there say a male marine suspected of shooting two fellow marines a man and woman and killing himself. coming up at 6:15 what the authorities said about that shooting in an early morning news conference. a 15-year-old girl and mother say they were attacked by a large man on a crowded muni bus. it happened last weekend at the intersection of mission street and onondaga avenue. claudine wong is at that intersection now and talking to muni riders. >> reporter: it has been a very busy line here. this is the 14th and mission bus that is pulling up behind me at the intersection. this is apparently where the attacker got on the bus last
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weekend. and before it was all over he ended up pushing and strangling and robbing a woman for her teenage daughter. the search for her is still under way -- the search is still under way. the mother and daughter were standing at the back of this very crowded bus near the doors when a very large man got on the bus and tried to push his way on. trying to make room. police tell the examiner he kept pushing and pushing until the teen reacted by slapping him and saying there is no more room. that is when he punched her and started strangling her. the mother tried to step in and stop it all. while this was going on the second man stole the mother's purse. the search continues for those two men. we talked to one muni rider who says she is very concerned about her safety and takes precautions from where she carries and sits. >> i usually sit to the far end of the bus. >> on purpose? >> on purpose. >> reporter: because you don't want any problem?
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>> i don't want any problems. >> reporter: we do have one description of a man. a large man weighing 300 pounds. he is bald in his 30s. about 6'2" tall. he was wearing a black sweatshirt and red and black headphones. the victims apparently did not get a good look at the second suspect. we do know they are looking at surveillance video. trying to get a better idea of who these men are. vallejo police are looking for a map who assault -- a man who assaulted a young woman in hans park. he grabbed the woman at about 3:30 sunday afternoon. he tried to choke her and move her to a creek bed but she got away. the suspect drove off. the car is described as an older model silver or gray
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accra. with gray primer. our time is 6:07. a woman on the peninsula desperately trying to find her dog. it was stolen from her when she was asleep on bart. the dog is archy. a small dog but played a big role in her life. tara moriarty is at the owners home now. you're in san bruno. >> reporter: that is right. archy is a very special dog that is because he is a specially trained service dog. joining me right now is cover run to tell us a little bit more about exactly what happened. obviously this has been a very difficult time for you. >> yes. it's devastating. i went on bart at night. halfway through my trip i i fel asleep. and when i woke up he was gone. someone took him. >> reporter: and you had a carrier next to you. he was in that carrier. it looks like a purse. maybe someone thought he was stealing a purse.
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>> absolutely. he could have been just sleeping down in there. and they might have not even realized. >> reporter: again this happened late wednesday night. she fell asleep when she woke up he was gone. she was heading home from a spca fundraising event. she has been putting up missing fliers at bart stations all the way from millbrae up to san francisco. and you actually have pulled together a reward. you put $1,000 up for a reward and your friends and family also pitched in? >> yeah. i've gotten a couple $1,000 in donations on top of that. i feel really supported right now. and i just pray for his return. >> reporter: and the reason you have an anxiety disorder is from when you were younger. you were involved in something very traumatic. >> i was involved in a plane
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crash. you don't ever get over that. >> reporter: so this dog really helped you cope with traveling and day-to-day activities. >> absolutely. i was able to fete off medication and he relieved all my stress. pretty much. he really -- he was trained to do that. and he just would know whenever i was about to go into that state of mind. and it's hard. because he's gone. >> reporter: hopefully you will find archy. thank you for joining us live this morning. we appreciate it. if you have any information about that one-year-old pomeranian archy you are asked to contact the bart police department. live in millbrae i'm tara moriarty. 6:09 is the time. let's check in with sal. we have a boulder in marin and there was a very bad accident. a fatal accident down in san jose. traffic not off to a great
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start. we were you just saw brian flores. because of a large. it hit an suv southbound 101 just after 4:30 this morning. and another car came by and hit the rock. so fortunately there was no serious injuries but the two right lanes are are closed. southbound 101 still moving by pretty well. let's move along and take a look at the bay bridge. we're getting more of a crowd here westbound as you come up to the toll plaza. the only lanes moving through are the fast track and car pool lanes. pretty soon the fast track lanes will be slow as they switch the metering lights on. we've been talking about the crash on southbound 280 still have a lane blocked. for the investigation of a fatal accident. northbound 280 moves well. we will be watching that until
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they clear it. filling in for steve. good morning, bill. i'm waiting on the traffic. at night we think you morning guys have it so good. you have caters, makeup people and coffee. i'm still waiting. things are looking good. you have a little bit of wind. thing to note warmer today than yesterday. a warming trend as you two into your bay area weekend. current temperatures 40 in napa. 52 in antioch. it's kind of chilly but not that cold. as the kids go off to school, it will warm up a little bit so they may not need jackets. this is how it warms up this afternoon. slightly warmer today. it will be a really neat looking spring day. i mentioned the tree pollen because they will really be coming out in force.
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67 the forecast high in livermore for today. here's your five-day forecast. bay area weekend in view. because right there it will be warmer on sunday. look what happens on tuesday and wednesday getting to a deal where the clouds will increase and hopefully we get rain around here because we do need it. pam and dave. time now 6:12. bay area boating fans are happy they will be able to watch the yacht races for free but there is new opposition to the plan that is making that possible. a texas woman set her home on fire. the bizarre chain of events that led up to starting with a snake.
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welcome back. time now 6:15. a woman in texas claims she accidentally set her house on fire trying to get away from a snake. now she saw the snake pam when she was out cleaning her yard. she poured gasoline on it. set the snake on fire. that is when the real trouble started. >> the snake went into brush pile and the brush pile caught the home on fire. >> the house was completely destroyed. her neighbors house also damaged. we don't know yet if the woman will face charges. three marines are dead after an apparent murder- suicide. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom the base commander says the gunman killed a pan and woman. >> reporter: the shooters first
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victim was found around 7:30 pacific last night. authorities then found the shooter and a woman he killed in the same building. right now authorities are not releasing a possible motive or the names of those killed. the base commander tells us all three worked at the officer cadet school. all other marines on base and their family members have been accounted for. he says they have chaplains providing counseling for people who work and live at quantico. >> we're taking care of the well being of the marines and the families aboard quantico who have been effected by this loss and tragedy. >> reporter: he talk the about what a rough week it has been for marines. on monday seven marines were killed in an explosion in nevada. we'll have more on this latest tragedy when see you. 6:17. a stopgap spending bill to keep the government running is heading to president obama's
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desk for his signature. the house of representatives passed it yesterday. it keeps the government funded for the next six months. it leaves if place $85 billion in sequestration budget cuts for the pentagon and for domestic programs. as a result of that, hundreds of thousands of government workers you can expect temporary furloughs over the next six months. also later today we will find out if any bay area air traffic control towers will be closing. five air traffic control towers here in the bay area are on a possible closure list. they include concord, livermore, san carlos, santa rosa and napa. the faa has decided to shut down as many as 238 air traffic control tours all across the country because of the sequestration budget cuts. the airports would still operate but without air traffic controllers. instead pilots would go back to their old system of talking to
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each other over the radios. san mateo police will patrol aragon high school. on wednesday a message was posted on an anonymous facebook page. police say it was a rambling note and listed yesterday as a date for action. police say they will be there today and tomorrow as a precaution. they are also at the after school baseball games. a teacher will be arraigned in court. police say fellow teachers caught 59-year-old debra putting sleeping pills into toddlers sipy cuts. she supervised ten children between the ages of 1-2. she has been fired from her job. new concerns about how the america's cup is financing the yacht races. organizers are planning several big concerts at an amphitheatre planned for pier 29. they say they have six acts
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lined up including sting. and his concert is sold out. but neighbors on the waterfront are worried about the possible noise and traffic that will be created near their houses. the america's cup are working with the neighbors. >> train is also performing there. 6:19 is the time. sal. >> why didn't you tell me my hair was messed up? >> i didn't notice. have you straightened it out now? >> maybe i was going for the look of george gascon. [ laughter ] good morning, everyone. hair in place. traffic doing well in most areas. we will start with marin county. this is very fortunate no one was injured on southbound 101 as a rock came down. a big boulder and hit an suv that was passing. scary moments but no serious injuries. brian flores is there. the two right lanes are blocked although it's not a busy
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friday. metering lights have been turned on. and that is now a 15 minute delay. let's talk about contra costa county traffic. it looks good. livermore valley slowing coming in off the altamont pass. and again we go back to the problem we've been watching the investigation of a fatal crash. southbound 280 at mclaughlin. we still have two lanes closed. at 6:20 let's go to bill martin. hey sal. >> yes, sir? >> when do you use the facilities here? >> i was going to talk to you about that. >> i'm not sure. you guys are going all morning. pretty impressive. outside we have clear skies. it's a little breezy. we are looking for temperatures today warmer than yesterday. small craft advisory offshore. even a gale warning shows up along the coast. you will notice the breezy
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conditions throughout the day today. so it's kind of spring like. 38-degrees in concord. 40 in napa. 38 in walnut creek. 6 in knapp -- 68 in napa. 70 in fairfield. santa clara valley we are looking at 68. a nice looking friday. saturday will be warmer than this. look what we got on tuesday and wednesday we have a chance for showers. hopefully that transpires. it looks like wednesday is your best bet for wet. >> we could use some rain. time now 6:21. proposed cuts to yosemite national park. the activities you may soon be missing out on. westbound highway 4 the traffic is busy as you come up to the willow pass grade. we'll tell you more straight ahead.
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welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. time now 6:24. an investigation has cleared two vallejo police officers of a deadly shooting last may. the times hearld reports that the solano county district attorneys office says the shooting was justified. the investigation found the officers opened fire on a heavily intoxicated man
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flashing a fake gun. the shooting was the first of six deadly vallejo police shooting last year. the national park service choosing between five proposals. now with a packed house last night a lot of people were there checking out each of the five plans. they all include eliminating commercial bike and horse and raft. the people will still be able to bring their own recreation equipment though. the idea is to cut services comes after a judge ordered the park service to find a way to protect an 81-mile stretch of the merced river. if you are planning to head to oakland this sunday, be prepared for big crowds and street closures. nearly 10 thursday runners are expected to flood the streets for the annual oakland marathon. that race begins at 6:00 in the morning. it's followed by a festival which ends at 3:30 in the
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afternoon so all day. this is a look at the course. the areas effected by the race include broadway, telegraph avenue, 14 street, harrison and 19th street. bus tours will be delayed and detoured around that route. 6:2619 time. sal will tell us everything we need to know this morning. we've been going actually pretty early this morning. we had problems since we went on the air at 4:30. right now we are looking at 280 in san jose. northbound looks good but southbound near mclaughlin we have two right lanes closed as you head to 101. not causing a big delay so far. but it's there. also the morning commute looks good on the sunol grade and on 580 we have slowing coming in from the valley. now 6:26 let's go to bill. good morning, sal. we have a little bit of wind to talk about on your friday afternoon. the temperatures on the increase. we'll see temperatures back in the 70s. along the coast it's breezy and
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around the bay current temperatures are in the upper 30s and low 40s. but warmer for your afternoon. i'll see you back here with the forecast high for your city. coming up on 6:30. a couple of lanes of highway 101 still closed at this hour. we're going to have a live report on the problems caused by that runaway boulder. we are lye in san jose where -- we are live in san jose where a portion of a major freeway is closed because of a fatal accident. blackberry calling apple customers to show up what they say is better than the iphone.
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welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. right on time. the opening bell live in new york. we are taking you there to see another one of our neighbors.
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marin software. marin software but it's based in san francisco. they help advertisers, analyze and manage companies on sites like google. they are going public this morning. 7.5 million shares. always good for wall street when a company plans to go public. we'll smile and say good morning, to you. thank you for joining us here on ktvu channel 2 morning thinks. it's friday, march 22nd i'm dave clark. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. we are following developing news where out of the south bay the chp looking for the driver of a deadly hit and run from over night. ktvu channel 2 reporter janine de la vega is there on 280 in san jose. she has been there since 4:30 this morning on more on what happened in moments when dispatched received that 911 call. >> reporter: let me show you what is here right now.
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two lanes are still closed near mclaughlin. two lanes though are still open. basically the chp is overseeing this accident scene. a body has been collected by the coroner. because there is gruesome debris on the freeway they are determining this is a bio hazard. i spoke with a cal trans person and they are telling me they have to call out another crew here. they have closed the 7th street onramp because they need to do a cleanup and that could take two to three hours. let's go to video taken earlier this morning. this accident happened just before 3:15. someone driving in the 280 southbound lanes stopped when they saw a body crumpled lying in the freeway. the chp says this appears to have been a hit and run. they leave the victim was a -- they believe the victim was a woman. the chp says none of the drivers that stopped to help
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had damage on their vehicles. >> several vehicles stopped to protect the bystander from getting run over again. it looks like he was run over by one vehicle. we have no suspect vehicle information. anyone who was in the area that saw or heard anything give us a call. >> reporter: some of the drivers who were helping had to be comforted by chp officers because they were traumatized by the accident. the chp again says they have no leads. very hit information and they need help. they have called san jose police department to help them to ask them to look for any vehicles that may have damage that may have hit this person but they would also like like the public to come forward. call 1-800-tell chp. two of the lanes are open. two of the lanes the number one and the number two lane are still closed. you can see the cal tran vehicle behind me. they say it could take two to
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three hours before they open up all lanes to traffic. reporting live from san jose janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. time now 6:33. we also have developing news in marin county. southbound lanes of highway 101 are closed because a boulder about four feet wide rolled down on to the road. it happened as the morning commute is just getting started. ktvu brian flores is right there on highway 101. so what is the latest? what is happening now? >> good morning opinion i guess i will start off with the good news we are south of the waldo tunnel. just north of the golden gate bridge. as soon as you pass the scene where the large rocks fell from the hillside on to the 101 traffic is moving nicely. there might be a little bit of a backup. but from what we know so far at 4:48 this morning the chp not goth reports of a large boulder that had fallen on to the freeway. it turns out it might have been several large rocks that had fallen on to the freeway. at least one car from what we
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know was a mercedes suv had significant damage to the front. and five minutes ago it was cleared from the 101. for more on an update mary with the spokesperson for the golden gate bridge. what is the latest? >> we have three lanes open for the morning commute. we have one lane still being held back because it has the debris in it. they are waiting for cal tran. they have equipment that is stationed nearby. they are bringing the equipment to clear the roadway. we are seeing flat tires from the sharp edges of the rocks. we're also waiting for a determination on that whether or not they will open that lane based on the geology of the rock. >> reporter: while we were doing our live shot, smaller rocks started falling down the hillside. >> we were ready to run there for a second. >> what will be going on in terms of shoring up the hillside if there is any work? >> we saw small slides over the year. larger slides back in '82 and
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'83. >> reporter: any injuries that you know of? >> i'm not aware of any injuries. >> reporter: traffic moving nicely as soon as you get past the scene here along the southbound 101. night be a little bit of a backup as soon as you get past the waldo tunnel. i'm brian flores. >> president obama is just about to leave israel on his way to jordan. we'll take you live this morning. this is air force one. the airport in tel aviv. we're waiting for the president. his motorcade is there. hyenas not boarded air -- he has not boarded air force one as we understand. he met with both israeli and palestinian leaders. he encouraged them to restart peace negotiations. he says a two state solution is
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the only way to achieve lasting peace. time now 6:36. back here at home an audit of two oakland city council members now in the hands of district members. courtney ruby listed more than a dozen alleged violations. among other things the audit accuses them of using their power to influence the bidding process for the $2 million cleanup at the former oakland army base. both reid and brooks deny any wrong doing. ktvu news has also learned that councilman reid is also the target of a second investigation. this is the story you will see only on 2. we have obtained a report from a private investigator working for a business that was concerned about alleged corruption. that report includes an interview with a man who claimed his business partner paid money to get special
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treatment from city hall and specifically according to the report councilman reid. councilman reid tells us he's hiring an attorney and he is confident a full investigation will clear his name in this second case. we are learning more about the man who shot and killed a chp officer last year. 36-year-old christopher lacy shot officer youngstrom during a traffic stop. we now know he was diagnosissed with a bipolar disorder in 1997. police say he was a loner who expressed antigovernment views. the fight over reward money in the man hunt case surrounding christopher dorner could heat up. $1.2million is up for grabs but there are several people who say they're the ones who helped police find him. police say dorner killed two police officers and two civilians before getting in a gun battle with police in big bear that ultimately led to his
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death. agencies hope to hand the money out by mid april. they plan to listen to tapes and read reports before making a final decision on who gets that money. later this morning south bay police officers will begin a 24 hour global tweet-a-thon. now it's designed to give you a behind the scenes look at the job of a police officer. followers can expected to get about 300 to 400 tweets per police department. if you want to follow this event use hash tag po -- use oltut. >> there will be a lot of tweets. >> yeah. you get good information. good morning, everybody. let's go out and take a look at the things we have. we've been looking at a lot of traffic that is getting busier throughout the morning. and here on 80 you will see more people on the road now.
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especially heading south. northbound traffic still looks good getting up to downtown oakland. the bay bridge has filled in. it's backed up for ten minutes. it really hasn't gotten back to the normal spot which is beyond the 880 over crossing. usually on fridays people it's just not people just don't come into the toll plaza. now southbound 280. it will remain closed along with the two right lanes for the next three to four hours. they have to do bio hazard cleanup as a result of a fatal accident in that area. northbound 280 that traffic there is not effected. 6:39 let's go to mark -- i almost called you mark. bill. >> steve is still not feeling well. i think he will be back on monday. we'll get you going with your friday. it looks like a really nice day. of course you're looking at the bay bridge san francisco.
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the sun is coming up. when it comes up and lights up a little bit i think you will be stoked. you'll see lots of sunshine and daytime high. 70 in fairfield. 68 in hayward. 67 in berkeley. so a really, really nice looking day. air quality is going to be good. the only thing you notice on the tree pollens they are trending high. this type of weather with a little breeziness will set the pollens off. they will be flying around. san jose 66 degrees. morgan hill there is a lot of yellow on there. so your five day forecast. here's the story. warmer today by a few degrees. sunday warmer. maybe mid 70s. and monday and tuesday and wednesday and this is what i'm rooting for here. if we get a little cloud cover coming in tuesday afternoon and
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showers and into wednesday it looks like we might see rain around here. much needed rain in the forecast. your five-day forecast looks like it's wet in it. temperatures back into the 70s. time now 6:41. the long wait is almost over. some drivers in san mateo county. we'll tell you about a big ceremony planned for monday. a project designed to help protect drivers on highway 1. this morning we're learning about a violent attack on a muni bus. we'll tell you what happened to a mother and her 15-year-old daughter and what we have learned about the people police are searching for. good morning. if you are driving on the bay bridge toll plaza coming up to the mccarthur maze. so far so good.
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out in the east bay. we've got warping daytime -- warming daytime highs. we're looking add temperatures. going to make it up into the low 70s for your friday. when i get back we'll talk about the weekend too. welcome back. good morning, to you. here's a quick look at some of the top stories we're following for you right now at 6:44. three u.s. marines are dead including a shooter after a shooting last night on a marine base in virginia.
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military officials say the gunman killed a male and female marine last night and then killed himself. there is no word yet on a possible mote i-- motive. all three were on active duty. look at these live pictures. two lanes are closed in san jose right now. a woman was hit and killed right there an the freeway over tight. someone called 911 about 3:00 this morning. saying there was a body in the fast lane. the chp is investigating searching for the driver responsible. a woman from san bruno desperately searching to find her dog. it was stolen from her while she was sleep orange abated train train-- sleeping on a bart train. the woman survived a plane crash and that dog has helped her deal with the anxiety she's had ever since. tara moriarty talked with the dog's owner a little while ago. she will bring us more in 15 minutes. san francisco police are
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looking for a man that attacked a teenage girl and mother. it happened when he tried to board a crowded muni bus. that is where claudine wong is with the description of the man people are searching for. claudine. >> reporter: good morning. yes. we are over here in the excelsior district. television a pretty crowded bus. he handed up pushing and strangling and robbing a woman. the search for him is under way. this all happened last weekend on the 14 mission line bus at 7:30 at night. the mother and 15-year-old daughter were apparently standing in the back of the bus near the doors when these two people got on the bus. it was very, very crowded and one of the men was a large man who tried to push his way on the bus. police tell the examiner that he kept pushing and pushing
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until the teen turned around and slapped him and said there is no more room. that is what set him off. the mother tried to stop it and she was punched too. while this was going on a man stole the mother's purse. >> i'm aware of my surroundings. i watch around me and see what is going on. in the morning that is my usual person over there. i look to see him there and he's there and i feel like i'm safe. i look around i can run to the wash house. you know. there are places i could go. >> reporter: you are very aware. that is very smart though. she also told us she only sits at the front of the bus. if she sees any problems she gets right off. we do have a description of one of the men.
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the man that attacked the pair. she is described as a large man. possibly samoan. weighing 300 pounds. he was wearing a black sweatshirt at the time of the attack. the victim did not get a good look at the second person that was with him. the one that stole the mother's purse. police are hoping surveillance video will help in this case. live here in san francisco claudine wong ktvu channel 2 news. redwood city police will not seek criminal charges against the driver who hit and killed a 14-year-old girl last year. she was riding her bike to school back in november when she was hit by an suv on the corper of alameda and jefferson avenue. investigators have now determined that the girl was at fault for the crash because she should have yielded to the suv. the family has rejected the findings and launching its own
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investigation. democrats say the gun control legislation that the senate debates next month will include expanded federal background checks. harry reid says the measure will also include tougher laws and stiffer sentences for gun trafficking. they are against the expanded background checks. leading it could lead to a federal registry of gun owners. it will not include dianne feinstein's assault weapons ban but it will be offered as an amendment. a gun buy back event planned tomorrow in san jose by the santa coty clara sheriffs department. gun owners who turn in weapons will get up to $200 cash depending on the gun that is turned in. no questions asked. the event is being held at the reid hill airport between 8:00 a.m. and noon. after seven long years and spending more than $400 million a project designed to help protect san mateo county coastal drivers is almost open.
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on monday people will be gathering at devil's slide celebrating two new tunnels between pacifica and month terra that will let drivers bypass an area known for mud and rock slides. and on tuesday it opens to the public. the first highway tunnel to be build in california in almost 50 years. >> very exciting. 6:50 is the time. speaking of tunnels. there is another popular in lafayette. >> can you imagine when the caldecott tunnel opens people will be jumping for joy. westbound 24 driving through lafayette we are looking for that. one day soon in 2014 they will have two tunnels open all the time. it will be great for people who live in morin da and moraga. right now it looks good. lighter than usual on this friday. we have a little bit of a backup. if the pattern holds up i think
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what we will see in the 7:00 or 8:00 hour is lighter than usual bay bridge toll plaza. everything is off. all bets are off if there is a crash. we are also watching southbound 280. the two right lanes are closed for the investigation of a crash. they are going to be closed for the next few hours. janine de la vega will have more coming up on mornings on 2. it's 6:51 here is bill martin. hey sal. >> yes, sir. >> i notice on friday there is less traffic when i come to work. is it true in the morning? >> it is true in the morning. i think on fridays fewer people come to the office. the weather looks good in san jose. winds are blowing. they will pick up today. it will still be a nice day. it won't be a horrible day. you have gale warnings offshore. small craft advisories along our local coastlines. that usually means typical springtime wind.
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it's a good direction. it's a drier direction. so there is no rain in the forecast. these are the current temperatures. 40 in napa. 41 in novato. still kind of chilly but the sun is coming up and it will warm up. die time highs coming up a few degrees. 68 in napa. warmer today than yesterday. warmer tomorrow than today. 70 in brentwood. 68 in hayward. as the kids go off to school, light jacket at best. then they come home and it's 66 in san jose. 65 fremont. bay area weekend even nicer. we have rain to talk about too. that is good news. that is toward the middle of next week. coming up next. cal pulls off an upset at hp pavilion. we'll show you the highlights of the big win and when they will tip off. also criminal charges against would you believe the nation's most famous ground hog. if you like shrimp, then you're going to love
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welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. taking a you live to the big board. a bit of a recovery there this morning on some better news economic news. here in the u.s. still worries over you are rope though. dow jones up about 60. the nasdaq and s & p up each about a quart over a percent.
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an escaped parolee wanted on felony weapons charges still on the loose after escaping from police in san jose. the police tracked him down on june song way yesterday afternoon. police say he ran away. threw away a loaded gun and jumped over fences to escape. police set up a perimeter. they searched yard to yard for him. but haven't found him yet. tickets going fast for tomorrow's ncaa tournament game at the hp pavilion. cal will play syracuse after the bears upset unlv. 64-61. san jose has hosted the tournament three times in seven years and each time an estimated $20 million was pumped into the local economy. by the way, the game between cal and syracuse scheduled for 6:40 saturday night. the sea otter exhibit at the aquarium opens tomorrow. they will be able to see

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